Bobcats celebrate Fall 2022 Commencement
Approximately 1,000 students joined the Ohio University Alumni family during the Fall 2022 Commencement.
The ceremony, which recognized both undergraduate and graduate students, was held on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Convocation Center in Athens.
Ohio University Board of Trustees member Cary Cooper convened the commencement, welcoming all Bobcats and their families before introducing the Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC members for the presentation of colors.
“When you became a Bobcat, each of you brought your own backgrounds, cultures and experiences, and each of you added to our University community. Each of you helped to make Ohio University the special place that it is, and I want to thank you for being a Bobcat,” OHIO President Hugh Sherman said to the graduates during welcoming remarks.
President Sherman also introduced Dr. Nukhet Sandal, associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and associate professor of political science, as the commencement speaker. Sandal is an award-winning teacher, a respected researcher and an expert in foreign policy, international conflicts and Middle Eastern politics.
Sandal stressed to the graduates both the importance of human connections and making time for personal relationships, even when life gets busy.
“It is our hope that as you are building bridges and nurturing healthy and strong relationships, you will always remember how much you are loved at home at Ohio University,” Sandal said. “We hope that you will keep in touch and help us mentor the next generation of Bobcats.”
The Fall 2022 commencement ceremony can be viewed online.
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Graduates react during Fall Commencement.
A graduate photographs fall commencement at the Convocation Center.
Ohio University President Hugh Sherman speaks at Fall Commencement.
Allison Rickett is hooded at Fall Commencement.
A graduate celebrates on stage at Fall Commencement.
Ohio University President Hugh Sherman congratulates a graduate at Fall Commencement.
Associate dean and associate professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Nukhet Sandal delivers OHIO's Fall Commencement address on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Graduates listen to the commencement address at Fall Commencement.
A student decorates their cap for Fall Commencement.
Students move their tassels from the right to the left side of their caps during Fall Commencement.
A graduate waves to a supporter at Fall Commencement.
A graduate receives a hug on stage at Fall Commencement.
A graduate poses for a photo at Fall Commencement.
Graduate react following Fall Commencement.
A graduate received a hug following Fall Commencement.
Graduates pose for photos following Fall Commencement.
A graduate receives a hug following Fall Commencement.